Center Stage on Live365 this week is The Jukebox Graduate - "The Music of a Lifetime... and More!" We spoke with station manager Dave Rayburn about their history with radio, their station's programming, and we got some music recommendations. Check out the interview below!
What made you get started in radio?
I've been a lifelong fan and supporter of music. Radio gives me a chance to share the music that has meant so much to me throughout my life.
What brought you to Live365?
Word of mouth, brand recognition, and ease of handling all music licensing!
What's your favorite part about running your own radio station?
Seeing people listen from all over the world!
Tell us about your station's programming. What can listeners expect when they tune in to your station?
Join us for a 24/7 presentation of over FIVE decades of meticulously curated tunes spanning a wide range of genres, celebrating the evolution and power of MUSIC! Also tune in for hosted programming Monday through Friday! Our shows are as follows:
- The Know It All Hour: M/W/F 10am/pm PT
- The New Release Bin: T/Th 8am/pm PT
- The Darkroom Mixtape Th 7am/pm PT
- Coming soon... more shows, archived interviews, podcast episodes, and more!
Name one artist that you play on your station that is underrated in your opinion.
What's your favorite music memory/moment?
"Backstreets/Sad Eyes" as performed by Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band on September 30, 1978 in Atlanta, Georgia at the Fox Theater.
Please list your top 5 or 10 songs, with a brief reason why each song made your list.
"There Will Never Be Another You" - Chet Baker
His Pacific Jazz years highlighted his immediate talent as a jazz vocalist and trumpeter.
"I've Just Seen A Face" - The Beatles
Melodic goodness, all around. And, the accompanying Help! film doesn't hurt either.
"Ruby" - Eric Clapton
An obscure instrumental made for a film soundtrack that serves as a wonderful stereo headphone experience.
"Battered Old Bird" - Elvis Costello
One of the best lyrical storytellers of our time. Elvis' vocal ranges from comforting to frightening.
"Most Of The Time" - Bob Dylan
Dylan. Peddling the belief that "she" never got to him... much.
"Far From Me" - Grateful Dead
A Brent Mydland lead vocal, shortly after he joined the band. The band carries some great Eagles' harmonies, and Jerry's playing is up front.
"Suspicious Minds" - Elvis Presley
A powerhouse of a single. The fade-up at the end is a great tribute to giving the relationship one last shot.
"Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground" - Willie Nelson
The perfect form of appreciation to those who let us in but had to leave. Tears every time.
"Cycles" - Frank Sinatra
One of his greatest down-and-out tunes. He sings this at just the right age to pull it off.
"Backstreets" - Bruce Springsteen
The best movie I never saw.
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